the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it.
Origin of wicketkeeper
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Nick is the wicketkeeper of the Beckley eleven; long-limbed, wiry, keen of eye.Evan Harrington, Complete
cricket the player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket
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